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to go in different direction. the unfortunate and very tragic incident in connecticut in sandy hook elementary school of course heightened everybody's awareness of what violence can really be all about. and as we have been not only responding, reacting to this national tragedy that i think president obama has adequately described as broken all of our hearts, and in every funeral that has taken place, for those 20 innocent children and six innocent adults in the school districts, and school administrators, we obviously have shared in that very tragic event, all of us. it has touched everybody across this country. san francisco is no different. and i have shared that emotional experience with the supervisor and everybody here, in our law enforcement, and in our health department as well. the question for us, then, is what do we do about it? and not only can we share in this tragedy and signal our sympathies to the families as we've done, but we've got to do something more. and this is where i want to make sure i recognize all of the people that are in that effort of doing something ab
goodbye and to give you this. ah, yes, the mystery present. oh, sandy, a diary! it's perfect! i want you to write down all the good stuff. what about the bad stuff? oh, absolutely! i want it all in writing. and remember, since i gave you the diary, i get to read it. over my dead body! kevin: hey... i have something for you, too. rebecca: kev... see... a little something for good luck. a four-leaf clover! i love it. it's a key ring for your new car. thanks, kev. i guess it's that time. i'll see you, sis. don't get lost. i'll try not to. i can't believe you're going! i know. well... well, call us tonight and tell us how you are. i will. and... have a good trip, becky. don't worry about us. just be careful. your guir. oh, put it in the back seat. remember, don't pick up any hitchhikers... except for the cute ones! ( engine starting ) bye. bye, rebecca. be careful. sandy: bye! ( car engine stops ) well, this is it, mom. i'm off to san francisco. i'll try and do my very best. keep an eye on kevin and dad for me, hm? i miss you, mom. bye. speaker: rebecca got a used car from her father and tha
want to state we're not here trying to undermine funding for sandy, needed for sandy. some of the things the house did i think are legitimate in terms of saying let's set aside unrelated matters. it doesn't mean we cast them into the dust bin never to be seen again. it simply means let's let those that are not emergency situations be more carefully examined in terms of whether we need that. and if someone does come to the floor, as senator lee is going to do, is my understanding, and offers a potential offset, let's at least look at that possibility. the debt clock is ticking and ticking ever faster. and it is destroying the hopes and dreams of future generations. and i think we have a moral responsibility to at least be as conscious and effective with dealing with the taxpayers' dollars in terms of how they're spent, whether it's an emergency supplemental related to a disaster or whether it's just a normal appropriation that comes along every year through our appropriations process. we haven't exercised that kind of discipline, and our country is going to pay a very seriou
. becky, don't slam the door. ( door slams ) ( groans ): thanks. rebecca: sandy. hey, girl, you just made it. is everything o.k.? yeah, i was up late last night. with matt? no, with this. look. what is it? it's a brochure from the boston school of music. i sent my application in this morning. good for you. this place looks expensive. it is. but it'll be worth it if i get accepted. and if you don't get in? i've got my backup schools. maybe i'll get into one of them. how many colleges are you applying to? four. four? why so many? that's a lot of work. and a lot of money just to apply. but i've been dreaming of this for a long time. your dreams are so big... exciting. i mean, my dreams are real simple-- get married, have a family, stuff like that. i don't know, i can't explain it. i just want to know everything i can about music. i'll get my degree and make something of myself. well, when you become a big star, and you get your first hit song, don't forget your friends here at the factory. ( both laugh ) me? forget? never. i'll even send you a free copy. oh, you're all heart. man ( on televi
sandy, droughts, extreme chill. whether it's a cyclical thing where we'll turn this around or we're on a one-way path remains to be seen. >> we've seen extreme heat and cold and hurricanes sweeping through new york, which i experienced. it was dramatic when it happened. it caused a lot of damage. the critics against this say, look, this has gone on for centuries and millenniums. always freakish periods of weather. no different now. what do you say to that? >> i think you are better off looking -- >> i think lee goldberg may have frozen there it was so cold. i think he's iced up. you can't hear him. you can barely hear me. we got lee back. we thought you had frozen to death. no. you are frozen to death. unfortunately we have lost lee goldberg. sorry about that. president obama is making the fight against extreme weather part of his second term agenda. joining me now is editor and chief and an executive director of the sierra club. welcome to you both. when i last spoke to you about this, pretty fiery debate about it and you were opposed to any suggestion that there's any real scie
by hurricane sandy now back together. ♪ thanks to a little help from the next generation. >>> good evening, much of the world's attention today was focused on a horrific tragedy in brazil, the death toll tonight at least 230 after a fast-moving fire broke out in a crowded nightclub. officials say too many people and too few exits turned the club into a death trap after a rock band's pyrotechnics apparently ignited the ceiling. many patrons were left unable to get out, overwhelmed by the smoke, and in some cases, the flames themselves much the circumstances are eerily similar to some other deadly nightclub fires the past several years, including one in this country. today's tragedy happened in the southern brazilen university town of santa maria. nbc's mike taibbi reports. >> reporter: the kiss nightclub was packed with the usual saturday night crowd when at 2:00 in the morning, a disaster. the ground floor was filled with smoke. club security initially blocked several emergency exits, thinking patrons were leaving without paying and that left only a few ways out. in the ensuing panic, many
with 64 votes. we passed the hurricane sandy emergency relief bill also in bipartisan fashion, with 62 votes. we had open debate, we had discussions, we had amendments, and we passed legislation. particularly we passed by a powerful bipartisan vote of 89-8, a bill that avoided tax increases for 99% of americans and extended emergency unemployment benefits for another year and protected us from the fiscal cliff. when it comes to legislating, the senate actually has a pretty strong bipartisan record. how did those senate bills do on the house side? well, the house couldn't pass its own highway bill. congress has been doing highway bills since the eisenhower years. this isn't rocket science. the house couldn't do one. the best the house of representatives could do was to pass a short-term extension that allowed some of their members to get to conference on the senate bill. but they took no bill into conference because they couldn't pass one. even then they delayed the conference negotiations and they cost the united states of america an entire summer construction season for highway constr
. and the plungers are back. we have head live to sandy point for the annual polar bear plunge. wbal-tv saturday starts now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> good morning, everybody. welcome to this special polar bear plunge edition of 11 news saturday morning. i'm kate amara. stan? >> we had some flurries driving in but not going to be anything but flurries. one benefit. because we have this include deck overhead, it's held the temperatures up a little bit. so it's not as bitterly cold this morning. >> our readings are mostly in the low to mid temperatures. i've got the satellite in hear. you see a lot of overcast. gray shading over the mid-atlantic reading. this is a little second impulse. it's not lake-effect snow. it's just a second impulse coming along the flow in the upper atmosphere. it's coming out of the great lakes. so we may see a little bit of this off and on but it's not accumulating-type snow. we'll see breaks in the clouds. the trend temperature-wise over the next few days is up, up, up. we'll talk about that coming up in a few minutes. >> we'll take tha
they wouldn't have done anything for sandy hook. they wouldn't have done anything for virginia tech. th it's not because the law failed. it's because people who are supposed to follow the law failed. i put this question for you again. what good are laws if people don't follow them? >> right. so you still maintain that we have to put more and more guns out there and america will be safer? >> i don't maintain anything. you can put words into my mouth all you want to. >> do you believe that? >> let me tell you something. >> do you believe more guns would lead to less gun crime? >> let me answer you. i am never, ever going to do anything that is going to somehow limit someone's ability to protect themselves. and speaking as someone who has had to deal with this, let me tell you something. i've been in the situation where i've had to protect myself. i have two children. i've had my life threatened. i've had my children's lives threatened. i went to the police. i went to security. do you know what -- you know what they told me? they said the best thing you can do is to get a firearm and to get a
. >> the northeast in a deep freeze and that sandy aid is still on ice because it looks like harry ain't in a hurry. >> welcome, i'm in for neil cavuto. remember the outrage when republicans in the house questioned the pork in the sandy aid bill. accused of holding it hostage. >> i'm infewerrated. >> it's institutionable an every level. >> have some guts, put it up, vote yes or no. >> this is a dollars on top of a disaster. i'm sit hearing in shock. it's unprecedented and disgusting. >> we cannot leave here doing nothing. that would be a disgrace. >> so why the holdup now? the house passed the aid package ten days ago and still stuck in the senate as sandy victims are freezing with temperatures in the northeast dropping into the teens. the wind chill making you feel like it's below zero. we're going to talk to asen divictim. first to david lee miller, at a tent city in new york where folks are just trying to keep warm. david? >> these tents behind me, a great deal more than just a place to stay warm. you can see this fedex tractor-trailer. inside it's packed with donated replies. and then look at t
, the senate is to vote on a $51 billion package to help victims of .uperstorm sandy lawmakers are expected to approve the measure. they send it to the president next week. billouse passed the .arlier this month president obama said he will sign the bill. >> civil rights groups and other todayzations plan to call president obama and congress. to act onthem immigration reform this year. it comes as president obama to nevada tomorrow to discuss his plans on immigration reform. today, groups and senators are expected to announce the plan a pathway toeate 11 million for the immigrants already in the united states. it is 5:18 right now. onm caskey joining us here set. laptop here.e i am looking at things closely. we have observations -- i am seeing a little bit of everything. the washington area. -- us break it down for the live superh a doppler seven radar. tome, dark blue, pink , -- usually the white indicates no. pink is mixed precipitation. -- indicates snow. pink is mixed precipitation. fredericksburg reporting light snow. at reagan national. martinsburg and hagerstown reporting freezing ra
the incident quickly. >> the cause of the fire is under investigation. sandy point state park was the place to be saturday as 13,000 people braved the icy waters of the chesapeake bay for the 17th annual polar bear plunge. the annual event raises money for special olympics maryland. our very own rob roblin, a plunge fan favorite spoke to some of the super plungers as they came out of the water. >> how are you doing, angel? >> cold but having a blast. this just brings joy to my heart every year. the these people want to be a part of our lives and community and that's all i could ask for. >> early numbers show more than $2 million was raised this year. we're told a final number will be out later in the >> welcome back, good morning, everyone. it's going to be another chilly start for us but not nearly as cold as the last couple of days. i think we'll make it back above freezing. a mix of sun and a few clouds. the clouds are going to thicken up tonight some time after tonight there is the possibility of a little bit of freezing rain and or sleet and we will see the chance for the monday morni
in the nation with a struggling economy, hurricane sandy and the tragedy in newtown. for answers and hope, teddy robbins gives us both of those things. he's changed lives around the world. now he has a message for you and america. he's brought a special guest with him. welcome back. >> thank you for having me back. >> i can't think of a better guy, really, to have here. i get a feeling it's a really overriding feeling. america is hurting right now. america feels vulnerable, fearful, and you see this because of the gun crisis. >> yes. >> you see it because of the financial crisis. there's just a crisis of confidence generally amongst americans. do you feel that? and what is the answer? >> well, there's no single answer. you can't change the world overnight, but you can change yourself. i think the biggest challenge we face is we're not just missing our confidence because we're out of control. we're missing our confidence because we need to retool. the world has changed. most people say you have to deal with change. change is automatic. progress is not. if you want to make progress, you and i have
. the majority leader. mr. reid: we're going to have one more vote tonight. the next vote will be on sandy and matters related to sandy monday night at 5:30. we expect -- i have spoken to the chairman, new chairman of the -- will soon be the chair of the foreign relations committee, and ranking member corker. we're going to have a vote after the business meeting sometime on tuesday on the new secretary of state. the presiding officer: the question is on senate resolution 16. are the yeas and nays requested? the yeas and nays have been requested. is there a sufficient second? there is a sufficient second. the clerk will call the roll. vote: the presiding officer: are will any senators in the chairman per wishing to vote or wishing to change their vote? if not, on this vote, the yeas are 86 and the nays are 9. two-thirds of those voting for adoption having voted in the affirmative and the resolution is agreed to. [inaudible] the presiding officer: without objection. vote: the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to a period of morning b
sandy victims suffer through a cold snap without power, they're not happy and we'll check with them. >> these are people that are suffering, and we went to see their homes, they're going to hear us, this is not the end of this. we're not going to roll over and play dead. >> back now to the breaking news that is our top story right now. a federal appeals court ruling that president obama violated the constitution when he side-stepped the senate and filled over positions on the national labor relations board. the ruling that raises questions about hundreds, hundreds of decisions issued by that board, most of which have been very pro labor for more than a year now. do those stand? are they void? are they thrown out? who is on the nlrb right now? can it even adjudicate anything? lots of questions and we'll get answers. jay sekulow, the center for law and justice and one of the attorneys, one of the victors in this case, filed a friend of the court brief on the case arguing the administration had violated the constitution. and julian epstein, house judiciary committee and former staff d
because it's so large. a smaller school like a sandy hook, it's smaller, it's easier to lock down. this sort of situation, there's so much space to be covered. >> well, and i think that's the challenges on any college campus. it's not like a grade school where you have one door in and one door out and you can buzz people through a door. here you have thousands of students and faculty members and guests that can come in and out and a number of different ways, number of different vehicles. texas has a right to carry law. you can carry a concealed weapon even though you can't carry it on campus but let me ask you this. let's say the college had 10,000, 15,000 people on campus today. how do you screen 15,000 people for the presence of a firearm? >> right. >> we can do that at an airport. we can do it at a federal building in washington, d.c. as we have people come in but on a college campus almost impossible to do and one wanders how many people carry legally or otherwise a concealed weapon on college campus. realize my statistic in recent year, almost 1,500 incidents of firearm-relat
was sandy ei kechlt nchl. sandy and etta stevens had once spent time together, nine months, twin sisters separated at birth. >> my twin sister. >> it is so funny to say it. >> yeah. it is still very strange to say it. >> this was our mom's house. >> born in chicago to an unwed mother whose own mother, an italian immigrant, forced her to give up her twins. etta and sandy were adopted by two different families. >> we were raised in jewish families. we had the same kind of growing up. she loved her adopted parents, as i did. >> i could have met my twin and maybe we didn't get along but we do. >> we do. we do. >> fraternal twins, which is why they don't look-alike. >> delightful to hold in heaven. i think we love to sing. >> they like the same makeup, even the same color. etta innocently wondered about her family's medical history just as illinois opened long-sealed birth records. that's when this birth certificate surfaced and right there, a huge surprise. when sandy eventually saw it, she was confused. i looked at it. i didn't quite understand it. twin. how could i be a twin and not know i
. that includes 7 cents a share of negative impact about a because of superstorm sandy, because of those recovery efforts. what was the estimate, joe? >> i mean, the number that they're -- that we're seeing reported by reuters are -- i don't know whether that's yearly or what, but they're taughting fourth quarter of 1.48. >> fourth quarter, 38 cents. >> i saw that, but -- >> even with the seven cents back in, the estimate was 50 cents. >> this must have a lot on other stuff in it. the one that is sitting on the wire. we're getting some news from the company itself. but yeah, there is a -- does that include did they sell something or have a big gain? they might have. what did you -- >> 38 is what they say, plus the 7 cents. >> that is still below. >> below what the street would have been looking for and -- >> i doubt if they're going miss by -- you know, as stable a company as verizon is -- >> although the company is saying they were positioning themselves for growth in 2013. the story is the verizon sees opportunities in the fourth quarter to improve profits for 2013 means they probably threw a l
year which also provided much-needed relief funds for hurricane sandy victims. that was a bipartisan bill. it was supported by senate republicans and democrats alike. but the republicans in the house regrettably gutted the bill and sent back legislation that explicitly cut out wildfire relief. in that context, let me make one point absolutely clear. this is an emergency. some people have questioned the need for funding and have asked why we wouldn't limit dollars to just hurricane sandy saer kwras like the bill -- hurricane sandy areas. the short answer is it is the fiscally smart thing to do, the right thing to do, and the fair thing to do. this bill is an emergency appropriations bill for all national disasters, not just hurricane sandy. it is our best hope of seeing wildfire relief. i emphatically note that the colorado emergencies occurred before hurricane sandy and the west should not have to continue to wait. very few emergency supplemental bills pass congress. this bill is passing now, and it should include aid for colorado and other states across our country. we as americans,
things forward. i think it's really remarkable and i think we all now recognize with hurricane sandy, with the inclement weather and the winter we're having now that climate change and renewable power and local energy provision is paramount and we need to main ain and amplify that commitment as a city. i also continue to have my eye on the prize of the local build out and the promise of that because i think not only is the job opportunity great, and all kinds of implications around work force training and at the local level and diversify that source and needs to be local and hurricane sandy has shown us that. that if there were nor localized power 4,000 people wouldn't be out of power right now so i am supportive of moving forward as quickly as possible with the education and outreach that needs to happen. i also concur with president torres and this is organic and evolving and this financing piece is really an important discussion to have and i would welcome having that with the lafco to talk about if the possibility of local build out over this four year contract could reduce th
them off with your purple pride. >> months since sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast. >>> from the snow to the ice, it could be a treacherous commute to start your week. we are working for you, ahead of the storms and the possibility of freezing rain on this monday, january 28th, good morning, i'm charley crowson. >>> i'm megan pringle. hope you had a great weekend, we are off to a bit of a rocky start. >> snow throughout the weekend, we will have a chance of ice. lynette charles is standing by with the latest on this. >> we see a little bit of everything out there. with that, we have a winter weather advisory and you can see it for the areas in the blue color, this is in effect until lunchtime, this is going to impact your travel. take it easy on the roadways for example you can wait a little bit, that would be good news as well. the most powerful radar is a mess of colors this morning. we can see what is going on. let me zoom in. with the radar, you can basically see what going on in the blues, we have dundalk, sparrows point, we are dealing with snow across the area this mor
steps in. after hurricane sandy hit the northeast some republicans in congress thought it was time for the rules to change. >> congressman from south carolina saying he's not going to support the measure. >> my difficulty with it is it's not paid for. we're borrowing this additional money to do this. it's wrong. >> it's dpul of pork and it's not paid for. >> jon: that's crazy. you you are a man from south carolina you've got a problem putting anything in pork. for god's sakes. south carolina has a pork-based economy. your state had no problem accepting aid after hugo and gafton. turns out there's republican officials in the northeast and they would like a word with you folks. >> to my colleagues who are from states with disasters recently who decided we need change the rules of the game, shame on you. >> new jersey does not expect anything more than what was done for louisiana, alabama and mississippi in katrina. if they want to make new rules about disaster, well, they picked the wrong state to make the new rules with. >> jon: my state. [cheers and applause] nice state you represe
changed. what has changed in this country is the continued use of these weapons. for me, sandy hook does an epiphany, sandy hook, who had guns, who kept them asi assume get them in an area -- he got a very powerful weapon and he went out with that weapon and he kill ed with a weapon that had the velocity of which could really rip these -- this was a young man, he apparently knew weapons, he knew how to use weapons, he chose to use them against the most defenseless. here's a question, does government have an obligation to protect those children? i believe we do. >> could you see your way clear to a school security program or to saying, listen, i do think there may be some armed yards at some of these schools? >> of course and there are, 1/3 of the schools in america have school guards. there were two at columbine, they couldn't get to the shooter. and that's the problem with this thing, having school guards really isn't the whole answer. the more you have these weapons, these military style weapons, that with a single slide stock on the ar-15 can be made fully automatic. the minute you ha
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million in 2009. >>> and reacting to last month's sandy hook tragedy, groupon has shelfed its gun-related deals and will review the entire category. a spokesperson says all scheduled and current gun-related deals have been put on hiatus while the companies reviews internal standards. that's the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper. we continue our "countdown to the closing bell" with cheryl casone. cheryl: okay, netflix earnings out tomorrow, but investors seemed concerned ahead of the release. back to nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. >> reporter: so i'm talking a look here at netflix which is below the $100 mark once again. as you noted, we are waiting on the quarterly numbers. there's a couple of things to note here. the first is back in the third quarter they had a slowdown which prompted net public and to back off their earlier pledges of how many subscribers they would add, and most people are starting to think their subscription service going to end the way it started, rising costs that they've been facing, a lot of internet
not prompt action -- at least presidential action like sandy hook has. will sandy hook also prompt action in congress? >> i think so. yes, it will. but first i have to say again, what a powerful statement. the poem that he wrote for this occasion, and i thought he and president obama got together ahead of time and talked about this togetherness, and all of us americans are in this together. and here is a young man, cuban american, openly gay man, that really said something too, plus the power of his words. but to sandy hook this was the slaughter of the innocents. and i think that's what really shocked us and shocked the president. these were little angels. the purest of the pure, and as the president said and i was at the white house when he announced his proposals. this is our number 1 responsibility as a people is to protect our children, and this is how we will be judged is what he said. and i believe this congress will act, maybe not everything we want them to do but we'll see some action not just talk on gun violence this year. >> jennifer: christine my guess is
. it is blowing electronics in your house. we are totally losing out. >> three months after hurricane sandy 1,453 people are still displaced from their home. >> president obama's second inauguration offering some indiana tensionnally hi -- uninl hilarious pictures. there is bill clinton popping his head out he's giving what appears to be a look of approval. >> she does have a beautiful voice. >> after every inauguration comes a celebration. this year was no exception. president obama and the first lady taking center stage. you can see it right there. dancing as jennifer hudson sang let's stay together. >> a man and a woman bravely serving our nation. president obama saying thanks to those heros. >> thank you for volunteering. thank you for stepping up. thank you for keeping us strong. thank you for always makingous proud. i have no greater honor than being your commander-in-chief. >> doug mcelway is live with more on the inauguration. you have had a heck of a 24-hours, doug, working hard. >> i think a lot of us have. it was combed standing out there all day. he paid homage to thomas jefferson
is facing much promise and uncertainty. the economy, hurricane sandy and the tragedy in nowtown. america is looking for answers and hope and tony robbins is one of the best guys i could think of to give us booet of those things. now he has a message for you and america. he brought rather special guests for him. i can't think of a better guy really to have here. i get the feeling it's a really overriding feeling that america is hurting right now. america feels vulnerable, fearful, and you see this because of the gun crisis. >> yes. >> you see this because of the financial crisis. there's just a crisis of confidence generally amongst americans. do you feel that? and what is the answer? >> there's no single answer. you're not going to change the world overnight, but you can change yourself. i think the biggest challenge that we face is we're not just missing our confidence because we're out of control, we're missing our confidence because we need to retool. the world has changed. most people say you have to deal with change. change is automatic. progress is not. if you're going to make prog
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